Kirsten E. Gillibrand

01/11/2022 | Press release | Archived content

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $6 Million In Federal Funding To Help Law Enforcement Fight Crime, Invest In Court System In New York State

January 11, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $6 Million In Federal Funding To Help Law Enforcement Fight Crime, Invest In Court System In New York State

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $6,109,353 in federal funding to combat criminal activity and fund family and drug courts inNew York State. The funding was awarded through the Department of Justice and will be used to combat and respond to online child sexual abuse, conduct forensic DNA analysis and reduce the backlog of forensic and database DNA samples in crime laboratories, fight human trafficking, and help establish and strengthen family and drug courts throughout the state.

"This federal funding will help communities from Nassau to Erie County identify perpetrators and achieve justice for victims," said Senator Schumer. "I am proud to deliver this investment to help local law enforcement stop online child predators, reduce the backlog of DNA evidence in forensic labs, and strengthen support and outreach for crime victims. I will continue to fight tooth and nail to ensure our communities have all the resources needed to keep families safe."

"This federal funding is a critical investment in our communities," said Senator Gillibrand. "It will dedicate resources to help local law enforcement fight heinous crimes including online child sexual abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking, and invests in vital services like family treatment and drug courts. I'll continue fighting to ensure that communities across New York have what they need to stay safe."

A full list of funding recipients is below:

Recipient

Amount

County

Program

Purpose

City of New York

$ 493,467

New York

FY 2021 Guidance for Invited Applications for Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces

Prevent, investigate, prosecute, and promote community awareness of online enticement of children by sexual predators and other internet crimes against children

Erie County

$612,156

Erie

BJA FY 21 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program

Reduce backlog of forensic DNA samples at and increase capacity of Erie County Forensic Laboratory

Suffolk County

$315,741

Suffolk

BJA FY 21 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program

Reduce backlog of forensic DNA samples at and increase capacity of the Suffolk County Crime Laboratory

Westchester County

$290,569

Westchester

BJA FY 21 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program

Reduce backlog of forensic DNA samples at and increase capacity of the Westchester County laboratory

Nassau County

$304,592

Nassau

BJA FY 21 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program

Reduce backlog of forensic DNA samples at and increase capacity of the Nassau County Medical Examiner's Office

New York State Police

$950,000

Albany

BJA FY 21 DNA Capacity Enhancement for Backlog Reduction Program

Reduce backlog of forensic DNA samples at and increase capacity of the DNA Databank Laboratory

The Salvation Army

$798,938

Rockland

OVC FY 2021 Services for Victims of Human Trafficking

Serve victims of human trafficking and conduct community training and awareness and outreach events

Unified Court System of New York State

$896,945

Schenectady

OJJDP FY 2021 Family Drug Court Program

Establish a new Family Treatment Court in Schenectady County Family Court in Schenectady

Unified Court System of New York State

$896,945

Nassau

OJJDP FY 2021 Family Drug Court Program

Implement the Nassau County Family Treatment Court for families impacted by the child welfare system with identified substance use disorder

Unified Court System of New York State

$ 550,000

Suffolk

BJA FY 21 Adult Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court Discretionary Grant Program

Create a DWI/DUI track within the Suffolk County Drug Court